“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has ordered an internal investigation…”
The dark night descends …?
Also, China to US consulate: Get out.
“So if the U.S. is bent on going down this wrong path, we will resolutely respond.”
Or did he ask too many questions about a Saudi arms deal?
Say, about that State Department memo …
“Right now, the ledger on the side of it leaking from the lab is packed with bullet points and there’s almost nothing on the other side.”
Will Trump formally ban all travel to China?
But what about in 2024?
“If Mike Pompeo doesn’t run, we don’t have a prayer.”
“He knows that with Trump, loyalty only flows upstream.”
Quid pro quo?
“…the use of a private email system to conduct official business added an increased degree of risk”
“Bandwidth” and bombshells.
Plus: The return of an Amigo?
“… profoundly disappointed that he will not be able to testify today.”
WSJ: Leveraging meeting to get Burisma probe.
Persona non grata.
And if not, why?
Off target but aiming in the right direction.
“To be great is to be misunderstood.”
“At worst, career employees in the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton…”
Politically dicey, but with a purpose
“Actively undermining U.S. policy as a former Secretary of State is literally unheard of.”
Or perhaps more to the point, why now?
“I’m going to blow the whistle on all of it.”
Even for this “incredible offer”?
“This team has proven itself incapable of managing the State Department.”
“We do not know why the U.S. government decided to emit this alert.”
Symbolic sanctions and cautious openings.
“I did not expect them to be shared with anyone in the U.S. government.”
Less than meets the eye
“This movement is textbook populism, full of magical thinking.”
“the assumption should be that the vast majority of claimants have legitimate claims to what they are owed”
Dispute over a mask
Back to the drawing board